WIAW #4: Lack of Veggies, Lots of Fro-Yo

9 May

Thank you all so much for your encouraging comments on yesterday’s post. I registered for the race pretty late on Monday night, and was worried that I’d wake up on Tuesday morning in an “I can’t believe I just did that” panic — but no such thing happened. I am actually very excited. I chose to sign up for the November half marathon, because I won’t need to start training until after my honeymoon. This means I can enjoy the summer months and get in all of my favorite workouts without having to worry about committing to anything too time consuming. When I get back from the honeymoon, I’m sure I’ll feel a little overwhelmed with reality, and sad that the wedding planning is over, so it will be the perfect time for me to focus on something else — like running 13.1 miles. And anytime I get discouraged, I will come back to yesterday’s post and read all of your comments. You guys are amazing cheerleaders :).

Let’s move on to yesterday’s eats, shall we? It’s been a while since I’ve done a WIAW post, but I worked from home yesterday and had the opportunity to document my food. If you’d like to participate, check out Peas and Crayons for more info.


Breakfast (8:00 am)

I normally eat breakfast around 6:30, but since I had time to sleep in this morning, I decided to make a more leisurely breakfast a little later. I made a batch of homemade pancakes (1/2 cup flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 cup soy milk, small handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips), topped with a little whipped cream, and strawberries on the side.

Snack (10:00 am)

This was more of a necessary pick me up than a snack, but around 10am, I needed something to sip on while I worked. I made a cup of decaf iced coffee with the Keurig, and mixed in my favorite coconut milk.

Lunch (12:00 pm)

For lunch, I had chicken salad on a toasted whole wheat English muffin, an apple, and a handful of Pretzel Crisps. Simple, but delicious.

Snack (3:30pm)

I worked from home today, because I had a brief orientation at my soon-to-be job in the afternoon. When I left the orientation, it was warm outside, my throat was scratchy, and frozen yogurt sounded like a good afternoon treat. I had chocolate cheesecake and white chocolate fro yo (I promise it’s in there), with a ton of toppings. I might have overdone it a little with the toppings — but can you really ever overdo it with fro-yo? Nah.

Dinner (8:30pm)

Normally, I eat dinner pretty late. By the time I get home from work, to the gym, and drive back home, it’s almost 8:00. Last night, I was supposed to take a Body Toning class at the gym, but I fell asleep after work and completely missed my class. Fail. It’s actually probably a good thing — my allergies have been bugging me, and I haven’t been getting enough sleep lately. So instead of going to the gym, Jordan came over and we went for a 2 mile walk, before I was finally hungry (that fro-yo filled me up!).

I had a BST (that’s a BLT with spinach, in case the picture’s not obvious enough :)) on rye bread, with chips and strawberries on the side. Can you guess what my favorite fruit is ;)?

As you can see, I still need to work on sneaking more veggies into my diet. The thing is, I filled up on tons of them during lunch on Monday, and my stomach was burning for the rest of the day. Yet, acidic fruits don’t usually bother me — weird. Maybe I should invest in some V8 juice?

Do you like your veggies?

When are your usual meal times?


24 Responses to “WIAW #4: Lack of Veggies, Lots of Fro-Yo”

  1. fitandfuninthird May 9, 2012 at 7:24 am #

    Aaahhhh!!!! I’m so excited for you!!! That’s the perfect post wedding and honeymoon distraction…. It’ll give you something to look forward to! Congrats girl!

  2. Living, Learning, Eating May 9, 2012 at 7:33 am #

    Your day looks delicious! And meal time definitely depends on season/occupation for me 🙂

  3. Danica @ It's Progression May 9, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    I like veggies, but they’re not something I love. Every day I have to choose to eat them because it’s really rare that I’ll ever actually crave them. If only I loved veggies as much as I loved fruit…

  4. savorlifesflavors May 9, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    I’m one of those weird people who love vegetables. I eat red peppers like apples haha. But there are some I could do without. I do not like raw carrots. They are too crunchy and flavorless. I also don’t love salads. I would much rather have a cup or two of steamed veggies any day.

  5. Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    My meal times are pretty set (unless its the weekend) I have coffee before coming to work and then eat my breakfast at around 8. My school schedule dictates when I eat – because I can’t eat a meal with the kids sittin gin the room. Lunch is at 11:50 – Dinner usually between 6 and 7. Snacks in between of course

  6. Newly Wife Healthy Life May 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    What a great day of eats! That pancake recipe sounds so simple and delicious, and fro-yo for snack time? Heaven! 🙂

  7. kaceytorres May 9, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    Those pancakes look delicious…I need to whip some up for breakfast tomorrow! I have pretty normal meal times…6am, noon and 7pm with a morning and afternoon snack:)

  8. notsodomesticated May 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    I love my veggies … but I also love my fro-yo! 😉

  9. HollieisFueledByLOLZ May 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    Great looking pancakes! I must ask-do you not use eggs in your pancakes? I’ve debated not but always worried they would fall apart!

    • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy May 9, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

      In this recipe I don’t use eggs. They are still fluffy and stay together! Don’t use regular milk though. For some reason, only non-dairy milk works well.

  10. Rebecca @ Blueberry Smiles May 9, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    I love BLTs!! your eats look great! I usually eat breakfast at 7, lunch at 11:30/12, Snack at 1:30, and then dinner at 6ish (there’s no way I can wait much longer…I get super hungry by then!)

  11. Michelle May 9, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    My WIAW was severely lacking vegetables too. Although I think you have me beat with the spinach on your sandwich 🙂

    On work days, my meals are always at specific times: breakfast at 7, lunch at 12:18 on the dot, and dinner around 5. I can’t wait any longer than that for dinner 🙂

  12. Sara @my less serious life May 9, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    wow that fro yo looks really great right now

  13. Brittany May 9, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    Your eats look delish!! I’m now craving fro yo! 🙂

  14. healthhappinessandharmony May 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    How do you make your chicken salad?
    And love my veggies,,,especially roasted!

    • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy May 10, 2012 at 7:00 am #

      I usually make it with a little bit of mayo, relish, pepper and red pepper flakes — nothing fancy. But if I want to make a healthier version, I will replace the mayo with plain Greek yogurt.

  15. Casey @ Ragings Of An Insane GIrl May 9, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    Craving Orange Leaf right now!

  16. JulieGoesHealthy (@MsLuong) May 10, 2012 at 3:13 am #

    I love froyo and try to add spinach in every meal.

  17. itsaharleyyylife May 10, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    mmm… fro yo! No day is ruined if there is fro yo involved (:

  18. Laura @ LauraLikesDesign May 10, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    Yum! Everything sounds super good! Your dish of froyo is just how I like mine–with tons of toppings! Go big or go home, right?

    Mmm, coconut milk in iced coffee is so refreshing!

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